NK, Kingston hosts first league championship

North Kitsap and Kingston hosted its first Olympic League Swim Championships at the NK Community Pool Jan. 31.

Every school took advantage of the new scenery by winning an event.

In the 200 medley relay, Olympic’s Tavyn Shelton, Sawyer Adams, Jerrick Castillo and Kaleb Chappell finished second in 1:57.70, and North Kitsap’s Evan Silcott, Alex Braun, James Mayou and Justin Anderson finished third in 1:58.63.

In the 200 free, Trojans Caleb Davis finished second in 2:19.86 and Chappell third in 2:21.83.

Klahowya’s Blake Robinson won the 200 individual medley in 2:32.03, while NK’s Braun finished second in 2:40.48.

The 50 free had six heats with 36 entrants. Viking Max Nolan won in 24.40 seconds, Bremerton’s Reece Patti placed second in 25.56 and Olympic’s Jackson DeBritz finished third in 25.85.

Viking Rydley Strong won the 1-meter diving event with 242.50 points, while teammate Anderson finished so close behind in second with 242.45.

Shelton won the 100 butterfly in 1:07.50; Kingston’s Tucker Riffle finished second in 1:11.79.

In the 100 free, Adams won in 54.69, Knight Charlie Morson finished second in 56.59, and Buc Tyler Chamberlain finished third in 58.77.

Kingston’s Josh VanHuis had the most outstanding performance of the meet, earning a state qualifying time of 5:11.04 in the 500 free. Vikings Levi McClain finished second in 5:32.84 and Henry Maxwell third in 5:34.64.

In the 200 free relay, Olympic’s relay squad finished second again in 1:44.30. Klahowya’s Quinn Rogers, Tyler Larson, Blake Robinson and Aiden Smith finished third in 1:46.97.

NK’s Silcott won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.42.

Knight Patti won the 100 backstroke in 1:15.44, teammate Morson finished second in 1:15.69 and NK’s Braun was third in 1:16.22.

In the 400 freestyle relay, Kingston won but was disqualified. Olympic’s squad finished second in 3:50.59 and Bremerton’s Morson, Jaxon Anderson, Patti and Anthony Neel finished third in 4:17.39

Kingston’s Josh VanHuis reaches state in the 500 free.

Kingston’s Josh VanHuis reaches state in the 500 free.